Independent Blogger and Activist
Colleen is a progressive activist who has worked in the nonprofit sector and currently works in the labor movement. She has worked on independent expenditures and grassroots advocacy as well as online communications including social media and blogging. She earned her M.A. in Sociology from American University, focusing on gender, family, sexuality and the media. She has been published in the Virginian Pilot, Ms. Magazine, Fem 2pt0, and Spike the Water Cooler; and was a finalist in the Roe v. Wade blog contest for the National Council of Jewish Women. As a former Planned Parenthood employee, she writes primarily about women’s issues and reproductive justice. Colleen also serves on the board of the D.C. Abortion Fund, and recently won a Democracy for America Scholarship to attend the Netroots Nation Conference in June 2012. Originally from Michigan, she currently resides in Washington, DC where she can often be found tweeting while watching the Daily Show and Colbert Report, preferably with her dog.